Interview with Bethesda's Peter Hines

Bethesda's Peter Hines on Oblivion, downloadable content and the company's expanding horizons.

2006 was a good year for Bethesda Softworks. Released in March, PC and Xbox 360 title Oblivion was a huge hit, topping software charts around the world and becoming the fastest-selling 360 game then released for the console.

But it wasn't all plain sailing - the company was criticised for charging what some saw as an inflated price for downloadable content, and Oblivion was re-rated by the ESRB following the release of a third-party mod.

However, the game was also the recipient of much critical acclaim and a string of awards, and continued to sell in its millions. With the PS3 version arriving soon and a new expansion pack - The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles - due out next week, sat down with marketing VP Peter Hines to discuss Oblivion's highs and lows, plus what's next for Bethesda.

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Shrek4770d ago

Nice to see a developer that is willing to put in the work to have a game come out on all systems that they can. I realize it is a finacial decison but gamers win in the end.

GameOn4770d ago

I didnt realise shivering isles was coming out so soon. that makes me well happy since i have just completed oblivion today and ive done nearly all the minor quests.
Damn those nirn roots, where r they!